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[verb sey-shee-eyt; adjective sey-shee-it, -eyt]
verb (used with object), sa·ti·at·ed, sa·ti·at·ing.
  1. to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
  2. to satisfy to the full; sate.
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  1. satiated.
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Origin of satiate

1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin satiātus (past participle of satiāre to satisfy), equivalent to sati-enough (akin to sad) + -ātus -ate1
Related formssa·ti·a·tion, nounnon·sa·ti·a·tion, nounun·sa·ti·at·ing, adjective
Can be confusedsate satiate


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Historical Examples

  • Her beauty was not of the kind which satiates by its monotony: with every change of expression arose a new charm.

    Timar's Two Worlds

    Mr Jkai

  • Their insatiability (in contemplation) is to be understood in the sense that satiety does not make them scorn what satiates them.

  • The abundance of the universe nourishes and satiates my famished being to intoxication.'

British Dictionary definitions for satiates


verb (tr)
  1. to fill or supply beyond capacity or desire, often arousing weariness
  2. to supply to satisfaction or capacity
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Derived Formssatiation, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin satiāre to satisfy, from satis enough
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Word Origin and History for satiates



mid-15c., from Latin satiatus, past participle of satiare "fill full, satisfy," from satis "enough," from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy" (cf. Gothic saþs "satiated," Old English sæd "satisfied;" see sad). Related: Satiated; satiating.

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